New Report on Benefits of Preventive Services for Children


A new supplement of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents “the potential benefits of selected clinical preventive services for infants, children, and adolescents; the challenges related to their underuse; and effective collaborative strategies to improve use.”

Forward, Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, CDC

Vision Screening Among Children Aged <6 Years — Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, United States, 2009-2010, Alex R. Kemper, MD, John E. Crews, DPA, Bonnie Strickland, PhD, Jinan B. Saaddine, MD

Conclusions and Future Directions for Periodic Reporting on the Use of Selected Clinical Preventive Services to Improve the Health of Infants, Children, and Adolescents — United States, Lorraine F. Yeung, MD, Ralph J. Coates, PhD, Laura Seeff, MD, Judith A. Monroe, MD, Michael C. Lu, MD, Coleen A. Boyle, PhD

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